Monthly Archives: August 2018

We

Re:Verse reading–1 Corinthians 1:18-25 (day five) vs. 18 “But to us who are being saved”.  Isn’t it interesting that Paul refers to himself as one of those who “are being saved”? Hasn’t he already trusted Christ to save him?  Why … Continue reading

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Power of God

Re:Verse reading–1 Corinthians 1:18-25 (day four)  Paul’s letter to the Corinthians was intended to correct the false reasoning and practices going on in the church.  The Greeks had a deep love for philosophy and when many of the converts came … Continue reading

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Time

Re:Verse reading–1 Corinthians 1:18-25 (day Three) Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles. Let’s all spare one another the claims of how we’re big-time on board with Paul’s words: “Of course we’re on board!  It’s the … Continue reading

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His Ways

Re:Verse reading–1 Corinthians 1:18-25 (day two) God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. vs 21b He has brought down rulers from their thrones, And has exalted those who were humble. Luke 1:52 If there is … Continue reading

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The results are in

Re:Verse reading–1 Corinthians 1:18-25 (day one) “For the word of the cross is for those who are perishing foolishness.”–v 18. Our national pastime.  One of them.  Every 4 years we sit in front of TVs or tablets, waiting for election … Continue reading

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Every Legal Right

Re:Verse reading–Philemon 1-25 (day seven) Philemon had every legal right to tear Onesimus down.  Roman law even compelled Philemon to severely punish both Onesimus for his escape and Paul for harboring him.  But Paul appealed to something higher.  Just because … Continue reading

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Think

Re:Verse reading–Philemon 1-25 (day six) Although slavery in the Roman Empire was not based on race, it was equally dehumanizing and reinforced extreme prejudice against slaves, even freed slaves. In that day, Philemon had complete authority over Onesimus’ life; he … Continue reading

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Litmus

Re:Verse reading–Philemon 1-25 (day five) vs 5 “because I hear of your love and of the faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus and toward all the saints;” A question people often ask. Comes in different forms and phrases-  … Continue reading

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Of Course You Know What’s Right

Re:Verse reading–Philemon 1-25 (day four)  Let’s be honest…Paul leaves no room for Philemon to do anything but the right thing.  Onesimus had run away from his master and was lost to Philemon.  God intervened though.  Onesimus had no clue how … Continue reading

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Foundation

Re:Verse reading–Philemon 1-25 (day three) I appeal to you on the basis of love. The modern Western mind might view the stakes in this way: A man who had temporarily clawed out a sliver of respite from life as a … Continue reading

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